Mix It Up! Art and Craft
The book has colors everywhere, so when we pulled out our rainbow of sand. We were handed down this set, but any rainbow sand set would work for this activity.
We spread out the book on the floor as inspiration and got started. Baby Girl used a little tub of glue to make glue fingerprints on white paper.
This part of the activity alone was mesmerizing for her. She made dots all over the page just like the dots and fingerprints in the book.
Now for the fun part! We added color to the glue fingerprints and started with solid colors. How beautiful is this rainbow of fingerprints?
Then things got interesting! We added dabs of color and mixed up the different colored sands to make different colors.
We really did Mix It Up!
Baby Girl wanted to do footprints with glue, too but we decided our glue tub was too little for whole feet. She ended up making toe prints with glue instead.
After practicing with fingerprints on paper, we moved onto our candle holder craft.
Fingerprint Candle Holder Craft
I showed Baby Girl how to make her glue fingerprints onto the side of a mason jar. We carefully poured the colored sand onto the fingerprints, keeping the jar over white paper to catch the excess sand.
We covered all of the glue fingerprints with sand.
We made a few candle holders and some ended up more mixed up than others. I love how the colored sand mixed together.
…and by candlelight! We’ll be gifting a few of these candle holders to friends and family. They make a great DIY gift made by kids.
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